STORY OF THE WEEK
The region is not slowing down just yet

Story of the week

13
Jun
2019

The region is not slowing down just yet

by Property Forum
Although the results of this year’s first quarter have been weaker than expected on the CEE investment market, this does not automatically mean than a slowdown has started. Andy Thompson MRICS, Head of Investment Czech Republic & Slovakia at Colliers International shared his market expectations with Property Forum.
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Investment

13
Jun
2019

HB Reavis sells Bratislava building to South Korean investor

by Property Forum
Valesco Group, a London headquartered European real estate investment manager, along with AIP Asset Management, a Seoul headquartered asset manager, have exchanged contracts to acquire Twin City Tower office building in Bratislava, backed by South Korean institutional capital, for €120 million, making this one of HB Reavis’ largest transactions on the Slovak office market. The purchase price reflects an acquisition yield of 5.75%. The transaction represents the first South Korean investment in the Slovak real estate market.
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Signa Retail sells Kika’s Eastern European business to XXXLutz BIG CEE Serbia acquires fashion outlet nar Belgrade Leading Cities Invest enters Poland

Retail

13
Jun
2019

Diversification attracts new retailers

by Property Forum
The advance of diversity and solidification of the retail market is creating attractive conditions for the expansion of global brands, according to the experts of JLL Poland. One such example is the decision made by Urban Outfitters to enter the Polish market.
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Capitol Park Croatia portfolio to expand to ten locations by 2020 GTC opens first shopping centre in Serbia EPP and Echo Investment to open new Warsaw shopping centre

Career

13
Jun
2019

Colliers Hungary names new leasing director

by Property Forum
Colliers has appointed Melinda Kovacs as new Head of Landlord Office Agency for Hungary in Budapest.
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JLL expands office leasing services in Prague Co-living brand Quarters enters Poland Colliers launches new Design & Build department in Poland

Office

13
Jun
2019

C&W Echinox takes over Bucharest office building

by Property Forum
Cushman & Wakefield Echinox was commissioned to manage the Eminescu Office building, which has recently been delivered in Bucharest, near Piaţa Romană. This is the third office building that has been taken over for management purposes by Cushman & Wakefield Echinox since the beginning of the year, with the Asset Services department being responsible for the day-to-day management of the building, tenant relationship management, operational supervision, financial services and ownership reporting, through on-site specialists and also from the company’s headquarters, coordinated by Mihaela Petruescu, Head of Asset Services.
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Flow East unveils details of new Prague project GTC breaks ground on new Budapest project Companies in Krakow are moving closer to the centre

Industrial

13
Jun
2019

Czech industrial market grows rapidly

by Property Forum
During Q1 2019, some 168,300 sqm of warehouse space was completed on the Czech industrial market. In year on year comparison, this was a 20% decrease, but in longer term comparison, the completions level was 25% above 5-year average, according to Colliers International.
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Dedeman and Element Industrial develop near Bucharest Constanta, Alba and Timis follow Bucharest as strongest logistics hubs Element Industrial to develop 60,000 sqm park in Craiova

Report

05
Jun
2019

Over €1 billion invested in Czech property in Q1 2019

by Property Forum
Two large transactions in excess of €200 million that closed in Q1 and pipeline transactions of at least €1.5 billion point to the overall investment volume for 2019 exceeding the figures achieved in 2018 in 2019, according to the latest research from Colliers International.  
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Low yields are here to stay. Will they get even lower? How to build people-friendly and cost-effective cities Romania ranks attractive for manufacturing

Hotel

05
Jun
2019

Orbis to sell its asset light business to Accor

by Property Forum
Orbis decided on the potential disposal of its service activity (asset light entity) and entered into exclusive negotiations with Accor - proceeding with the Company business model transformation.
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Europa Capital completes transformation of Warsaw hotel Union Investment works with Avison Young in Warsaw Cross-border buyers drive hotel investment across European cities

Interview

30
May
2019

Slovakia and Romania are becoming more attractive to investors

by Ákos Budai
One of the leading investment advisors of the region is seeing increased activity in Slovakia and Romania and expects further yield compression on these markets. Mike Atwell, Head of Capital Markets CEE and Czech Republic at JLL shared his thoughts on new investments, changing market trends and technology.
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The Czech investment market is not cooling down PropTech is becoming more global in 2019 Retail investors can’t get to the next level without using data

Residential

09
May
2019

Residential developers still doing well in Poland

by Property Forum
In the first quarter of this year, residential developers on the six major markets in Poland sold 16,500 new flats, repeating the result attained in Q4 2018. During this same period, a similar number, 16,800 units, were put up for sale. Poznań and Łódź are experiencing a late boom, as sales on these markets reached record highs in Q1 2019, according to JLL’s latest report.
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Cordia concludes loan agreements worth €87 million Biggeorge plans large mixed-use project in Budapest Plans unveiled for major Warsaw mixed-use project

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